Below is our most recent blog from Year 6. This includes a summary of the two weeks including any important information for the coming weeks (reminders etc). These will be updated every other Friday.
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Friday 14 September
The new school year has got off to a fabulous start, with Year 6 demonstrating their readiness to embrace the challenges and responsibilities that are part-and-parcel of being the eldest in the school. High expectations have been set, and the children have agreed that ‘open-mindedness’, ‘perseverance’ and ‘optimism’ are just some of the qualities that will take them far this year, along with this month’s character virtue of ‘ambition’.
The class have already sunk their teeth into their ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ thematic topic by studying Rudyard Kipling’s famous ‘Jungle Book’. Great discussion has arisen regarding their initial thoughts about an older text, using a range of strategies to elicit meaning. They have considered its suitability for today’s younger readers, and have noted Kipling’s distinctive style, which will be incorporated into their own classic narratives.
Wildlife has also been the name of the game within science, whereby children have studied pictures of different organisms, referring to a classification key, and grouping them according to similar characteristics.
As biome investigators, the children have carried out independent research and collaborated on a poster design, presenting their findings on location, climate, plant / animal adaptations and indigenous peoples. Planet Earth certainly is a remarkable place.